FS: Minolta AL-F.

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  1. Chrismat

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    For your consideration is my late 60s Minolta AL-F. It's a shutter priority camera with shutter speeds of 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 and 1/500. It used the now discontinued PX13 or PX625 1.35v mercury battery, but I used a smaller 1.5v silver oxide battery held still with some wire in the battery compartment (see photo 3). I was able to get accurate readings with 200 speed film with the asa set to 500 (its max setting) but using a CRIS battery voltage adapter or perhaps a Wein cell battery would allow to set the asa closer to normal. The CRIS adapters are great, a little expensive, but worth it. There also is a seller from Thailand on Ebay that sells their own version for a little less money. Without a battery it defaults to f2.7. The foam seals should probably be replaced. I never got around to doing it, I used some black gaffers tape as a precaution for light leaks. The lens is nice and sharp as would you expect from Minolta, it's a nice carry around camera.

    The focusing is accurate and I cleaned the inside of the viewfinder so now it is nice and clear.

    The filter size is 46mm, the cds cell is located just above the lens so the camera will automatically adjust if any filter is used.

    Comes with original lens shade, Minolta lens cap, camera case and strap.

    $30 via Paypal or USPS money includes shipping in the U.S. PM me for an international shipping charge.
     

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    For anyone who doesn't know, this is a great little rangefinder. The one I had was super easy to use, quick to focus, had a bright viewfinder and took very sharp photos. Buy this camera and then send me a message. I'll send you a light seal kit for it for only $5...total including cost of mailing to anywhere. Send me $16 and I'll send you the seal kit plus one of my battery adapters (quantum leaps better than the Cris adapter or any of the fundamentally flawed diode reduction circuits). You can see the adapter here: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-111.html But these offers are only good if you buy this camera.
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    Sold. Thanks Jon!
     
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